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CARDOZA, DENNIS, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $31,645.93

Average cost per trip - $3,516.21
Total number of days spent traveling - 39 days
Rank of representative - 204 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Klamath Alliance for Resources & Environment
Dates - June 20, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - McCloud, CA

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Child Joey Cardoza accompanied

Travel Cost - $816.50
Lodging Cost - $246.02
Meal Cost - $60.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,122.52

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other costs are for security, room rentals, etc

Travel Cost - $4,045.50
Lodging Cost - $1,112.10
Meal Cost - $377.25
Other Cost - $408.70
Total Cost - $5,943.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - spring retreat for DLC
Notes - other-DLC gift

Travel Cost - $505.68
Lodging Cost - $1,044.00
Meal Cost - $359.50
Other Cost - $30.00
Total Cost - $1,939.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Annenberg Foundation Trust
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - California delegation issues
Notes - spouse, Kathleen McLoughlin, other-group activities' kids Brittany, Joey and Elaina Cordoza; other costs are kids program

Travel Cost - $2,060.25
Lodging Cost - $399.96
Meal Cost - $811.64
Other Cost - $328.44
Total Cost - $3,600.29

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Jones Management LLC
Dates - September 10, 2004 - September 13, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Payday Advance with Community Financial Services Assoc. of America
Notes - Dennis: Washington, DC - Jackson Hole, WY - Washington, DC Kathleen: Fresno, CA - Jackson Hole, WY - Fresno, CA

Travel Cost - $1,397.50
Lodging Cost - $1,170.00
Meal Cost - $292.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,860.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN)
Dates - November 29, 2004 - December 6, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Brussels, Belgium

Purpose - To assess progress made on the 10-Point, 10-Year action plan in the TPN's "Strategy to Strengthen Transatlantic Partnership" and to set TPN's work priorities.
Notes - San Francisco - Paris - Brussels - Paris - Washington

Travel Cost - $11,086.38
Lodging Cost - $1,687.86
Meal Cost - $490.89
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $13,265.13

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade
Dates - April 10, 2005 - April 12, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - First-hand look at their exchanges, speak with those who operate in their markets on a daily basis, and see a demonstration of their recent innovations
Notes - Oakland, CA - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $905.70
Lodging Cost - $291.33
Meal Cost - $107.82
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $1,324.85

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 6, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL - Montgomery, AL - Selma, AL

Purpose - Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Voting Rights March by visiting the historic sites of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama
Notes - Washington, DC - Birmingham, AL - Montgomery, AL - Selma, AL - Washington, DC NOTE: $500 was paid by campaign funds for trip

Travel Cost - $465.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost - $62.00
Total Cost - $925.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Assn
Dates - May 1, 2005 - May 2, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Attend the annual United Produce trade show in Chicago, IL to learn more about the industry and how it relates to California agriculture
Notes - San Francisco, CA - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $204.41
Lodging Cost - $179.00
Meal Cost - $112.00
Other Cost - $170.00
Total Cost - $665.41

Additional family members - No

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Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.
  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.